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Alex Steinherr edits the best new skincare foundations and skin tints

Beauty Director Alessandra Steinherr picks the new multi-tasking products to invest in now

Skincare foundations are gaining momentum – and it’s easy to see why. After all, a foundation or skin tint is the last step in skincare and the first in makeup, and it sits on your skin all day. So it makes sense to choose a multi-tasking product that not only adds warmth and glow to your complexion, but that will improve skin over time too. From By Terry’s recently-launched vegan formula that works on ageing to Westman Atelier’s serum-strength complexion drops, Alessandra Steinherr chooses this season’s best new foundations and skin tints that combine skincare and makeup. 

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Summer Fridays
Sheer Skin Tint

This multi-tasking fluid formula glides onto skin to give a touch of sheer colour for an even, natural glow; in terms of skincare, it is infused with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, soothing and redness-reducing Tiger Grass and emollients including squalane, Vitamin E and avocado oil to lock in hydration.

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Ambient Soft Glow Foundation

This is more like a traditional foundation with blurring spheres resulting in a velvety, soft focus finish. It’s transfer resistant and is both non acnegenic and non-comedogenic, making it a good option for oilier skins. Skin-boosting ingredients include glycerin – a humectant – antioxidants and Vitamin E.

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By Terry
Eclat Opulent Serum Foundation

This vegan formula comprises 88% skincare ingredients, which work on eight signs of ageing including volume, fine lines and hydration, making it great for drier, more mature skin. As well as being a treatment product, it’s also a beautiful foundation offering buildable coverage and a long-wearing, natural finish.

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Westman Atelier
Vital Skincare Complexion Drops

I am so excited about this serum-strength skin tint. While it delivers breathable lightweight coverage, giving a perfect bare skin finish (that no makeup makeup look), its formulation of cold-pressed seed oils, ginseng and pomegranate extract instantly revitalises and hydrates the skin and neutralises free radicals.

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Dolce & Gabbana
Velvetskin Natural Matte Foundation

This foundation is great for combination and oily skin, giving flawless matte coverage in 24 shades – it is also transfer-proof and has an SPF30. Matte foundations can be quite drying but this contains D&G’s proprietary Mediterranean Glow Complex which maintains skin’s moisture levels and suppleness.

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Sheer Glow Rose Face Tint

Chantecaille has always had a skincare-first approach and this gorgeous rose tint is boosted with botanicals, including hydrating tamarind and soothing mondo grass extracts, while peptides work on elasticity. Wear it as a primer, a highlighter or on its own for a radiant, dewy finish.

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Clé de Peau Beauté
e Fond de Teint The Foundation

This new upgraded version delivers optimum skincare and makeup. A rich, yet weightless cream, the ingredients include a rare Lakesis extract from Chios in Greece, which preserves the skin’s firmness and elasticity, while a new blurring technology delivers good coverage – and it now comes in 25 shades.

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